The Home Selling Process
1. Decide to sell your home
Curious if it’s the right time to move? There are several factors that can lead to a move: growing family, relocation, new job, etc. It’s important to identify your reason for moving and desired next step(s) post-sale. **Graduating to your next home? AtlantaBen can help with that as well. Learn more about the home buying process.
2. Meet with AtlantaBen
Let’s get together! We’ll discuss your reasons for moving, what the home-selling process looks like and the requirements of the sale. We’ll have you fill out a Home Seller Questionnaire prior to our meeting so we can make the most of our time together. The sooner we meet the better prepared we’ll be to assist in the sale of your home – we love setting expectations.
3. Market analysis, pricing recommendation & strategy
The AtlantaBen team will work with you to create an overarching strategy for the sale of your home. We’ll educate you on the current marketplace and listen to your specific situation to better understand your needs. Through our assessment of the market, we’ll make recommendations on pricing that will ensure you take home top dollar within a time frame that makes sense for you.
4. Prepare your home
It’s time to prepare your home for sale by cleaning, de-cluttering and paying special attention to curb appeal. We understand that it can be tough to sell a home the way you live in a home – don’t worry, we can help! The AtlantaBen team will offer recommendations as well as professional staging advice for your photo shoot and showings. We’ve created a pre-sale checklist to make this easy.
5. Marketing & showings
Let’s show off your home! Since the majority of buyers spend time searching for their next home online, your home will have its own URL and the listing will be posted to hundreds of websites. We’ll get the word out through social media, flyers and promotion within Dekalb County’s #1 volume market center. When the calls roll in, we’ll work to schedule showings and will keep you informed every step of the way.
6. Receive an offer & negotiate
Once we receive an offer (or several!), we’ll work to learn as much as possible about the prospective buyer so that we can negotiate with confidence. We’ll take into consideration your preferred timeline, other terms and the buyer’s financial strength.
7. Contract to closing
During this time, there will typically be an inspection, an appraisal and a few contingencies that we’ll need to work through. We’ll help you prepare for these events and others throughout this phase. Should any latent or unknown items be brought to our attention, we’ll negotiate any requests for repairs. It’s time to start packing!
8. Closing day & beyond
Bring your favorite pen! It’s time to sign documents and make it official. We’ll help coordinate the closing and ensure that you’re completely prepared for your big day. Congrats and, if you’re not already a member, welcome to the AtlantaBen family.
Moving within Atlanta? AtlantaBen can also assist in the buying process.